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Piano Lessons

Listen to the song 'Piano Lessons' by the English progressive rock group Porcupine Tree and complete the gaps missing in the lyrics below while listening. It really is quite amazing how something as everyday as listening to song lyrics can improve overall listening comprehension skills. If you're feeling particularly clever you could try and guess the missing words from their context before you listen!


 

 

I remember piano lessons
The hours in freezing 
Cruel ears and   hands
Destroying timeless tunes

She said there's too much out there
Too much   said
You'd better give up hoping
You're better off in  

You don't need much to   out
No class, no wit, no soul
Forget you   agenda
Get ready to be sold

I   now like Christine Keeler
Sleepwalking in the  
I didn't mean to lose direction
I didn't want that kind of  

(Take your   off my land)

Credit me with   intelligence
(if not just credit me)
I come in value packs of 
(in five varieties)

And even though I  it all now
My only stupid dream
Is you and me  
And how it should have been

I remember piano lessons
Now everything seems  
You waiting under streetlights
For dreams to  

Credit me with  intelligence
(if not just credit me)
I come in value packs of  
(in five varieties) ...

 

 

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